Chevron Marine Lubricants to Hold Pre-Conference Seminar at 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition

Chevron Experts Will Share Insights on the Future of Marine Lubricants

Technology and Services

NORFOLK, Va. – July 17, 2017 – The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight today announced that Chevron Marine Lubricants will host a special seminar prior to the 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition.

The seminar will take place 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut. Chevron speakers will be Mike Sarisky, Account and Technical Manager for the Americas, and Monique Vermeire, Fuels Technologist. They will address pressing questions regarding the impact of ECA legislation on marine propulsion systems, fuels and lubricants.

“We are focusing on being future-ready by addressing concerns around upcoming legislation and reassuring our customers and partners that we have the lubrication solutions, technological expertise and services to meet the challenges that lie ahead,” said Ayten Yavuz, Regional Manager, Marine, for Northwest Europe and Americas.

Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight Co-Director, observed, “Lubricants will be a major issue as shipowners ponder their options for low-sulfur diesel and alternative fuels to meet the growing ECA emission zones, and we encourage the shipping community to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this critical subject.”

The sixth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Oct. 10-12. It will include 2½ days of speeches from top shipping company executives, panel presentations from industry experts and open-discussion roundtables, as well as more than 19 hours of scheduled networking events.

SHIPPINGInsight Co-Director Frank Soccoli reports that sponsorships and exhibit booth space are nearly sold out for this year’s event, but there are still a limited number of opportunities. For details, contact him at fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com, +1.434.295.6642.

Contact Jessica White at Jess.White@chevron.com to reserve a seat at the Chevron Marine Lubricants seminar. 

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-owned and produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Online registration for SHIPPINGInsight 2017 is now open. The organizers encourage delegates to take advantage of the $200 early-bird discount. The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa offers a special conference rate of $184 for SHIPPINGInsight registered delegates.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Keynote Speakers Announced

6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Take Place

Oct. 10-12, in Stamford, Conn.

 NORFOLK, Va. – July 6, 2017 – SHIPPINGInsight today announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the sixth annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The premier technology conference, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut.

Confirmed keynote speakers for SHIPPINGInsight 2017 are:

  • Lois Zabrocky, President and Chief Operating Officer, International Seaways Inc.
  • Cameron Mackey, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Scorpio Tankers Inc.
  • Elliot Gow, Chief Operating Officer, V.Group
  • Angus Campbell, Corporate Director of Energy Projects, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
  • Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas
  • Mark Darley, President of Americas Marine, Lloyd’s Register
  • Martial Claudepierre, LNG Business Development Director, Bureau Veritas Marine
  • Andy Davis, Director of Transport Assurance Practice, NCC Group

Capt. Michael Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Laurin Maritime (America), will return as Conference Chairman for 2017. More than 35 executives from shipowners and ship management companies have confirmed their participation in the conference as speakers or panel moderators.  Additional operational and management representatives from global shipping companies also attend to learn more about the changes occurring daily in the industry.

“Not since the shift from wind power to steam has the maritime industry seen such a seismic change in operational management,” stated Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Director of SHIPPINGInsight and an IMO Maritime Ambassador. “By having this conference take place during a continuing shipping recession means that owners and operators have to stay ahead on regulatory updates and new technologies.”

Last year’s conference broke participation records, with an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, including 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries. This year’s event will extend to 2 ½ days with themed panels and roundtable discussions, and over 19 hours of scheduled networking events.

Sponsorships and exhibit space are nearly sold out, but there are still a few opportunities available. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com for pricing and availability. For more information, visit www.shippinginsight.com.

For high-resolution images, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fxt6jok63falq57/AABrqYVUu6p17XmWopko_TgAa?dl=0.

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-owned and produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

 

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

Online Nominations for 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award Now Being Accepted

NORFOLK, Va. – May 3, 2017 – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award. The annual award will be presented at a luncheon on the opening day of the sixth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 10, in Stamford, Conn.

“The SHIPPINGInsight Award is given annually to a shipping company and its technology partner(s) for the successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative that advances the state of the art in ship and fleet automation,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes. “This is an opportunity to recognize the innovators who are changing the face of the shipping industry with creative new technologies.”

The winners will receive a binnacled captain’s clock in a polished wooden case with an engraved plaque, along with a framed certificate.

Entry forms may be downloaded at www.shippinginsight.com/awards-2. Nominations should be in the form of a case study describing the project and quantifiable results. A panel of independent judges will review nominations and select the winner.

Winners of the 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Award were Eagle Bulk Shipping, and its technology partners Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions. For a high-resolution image, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n66h3tsjwfyomdj/AADKUKNQncV7Y9ybFnKPDWRLa?dl=0.

Nominations must be submitted no later than Sept. 16, 2017. The $250 entry fee will be waived for SHIPPINGInsight Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors.

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

SHIPPINGInsight Announces Agenda for 2017

Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Take Place Oct. 10-12, in Stamford, Conn.

NORFOLK, Va. – April 24, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) SHIPPINGInsight today announced the agenda for the sixth annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The premier technology conference, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa in Stamford, Conn.

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 will feature two-and-a-half days of activities, with more panels, more speakers, more roundtables and more than 20 hours of scheduled networking events.

The conference agenda will include five themed sessions, each consisting of a panel followed by an open-discussion roundtable of experts. The sessions are:

  • The Efficient Ship
  • Digitalization
  • Fuel and Propulsion
  • Ship and Fleet Optimization
  • Regulatory Compliance

A high point of the agenda will be the presentation of the fourth annual SHIPPINGInsight Award at the SHIPPINGInsight Award luncheon to a shipowner and technology partner(s) for achievements in ship and fleet optimization.

The popular roundtable of shipowners and managers will return again this year, providing a frank and open forum for shipping company executives to share their perspective with the audience.

“This year’s conference delivers timely and relevant topics presented by industry experts who are the best in their fields,” said Jim Rhodes, co-director of SHIPPINGInsight. “Attendees will take away information that will translate into cost savings and improved efficiency in ship and fleet optimization. In addition, this is one of the best networking conferences in the industry, with ample opportunities for ship operators and technology solution suppliers to engage and interact.”

Last year’s conference broke participation records, with an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, with 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries.

Sponsorships and exhibit space are available for SHIPPINGInsight 2017. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com for pricing and availability. For speaking opportunities, contact Jim Rhodes at +1.757.451.0602, or jrhodes@shippinginsight.com. For more information, visit www.shippinginsight.com

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

 

 

 

Media Contact:

Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

SHIPPINGInsight Forms Strategic Partnership with Morgan Events

NORFOLK, Va., – March 20, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight today announced a strategic partnership agreement with Morgan Events LLC to co-produce the annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition and other future industry initiatives.

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology symposium for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together ship owners, ship managers, industry organizations and technology suppliers to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The 2017 event will take place at the Marriott Spa and Hotel in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 10-12.

Morgan Events LLC produces sophisticated, integrated conferences and events designed to maximize the exchange of information and provide high-impact marketing and sales opportunities. CEO Carleen Lyden-Kluss is known for her extensive reach within the maritime industry and her commitment to promoting its value proposition. She has nearly 40 years experience in the marketing and communications arena with 25 in the commercial maritime sector. In 1999 she established Morgan Marketing and Communications, which has grown to be a global provider of these services.

“Driven by Carleen Lyden-Kluss’ broad experience and strategic vision for the shipping industry, the Morgan Events team will play an important role in adding value to our annual conference and expanding the SHIPPINGInsight brand,” said SHIPPINGInsight  co-director Jim Rhodes. “Their involvement will bring a new level of creative thinking, high energy and fresh ideas that will propel the future growth of the SHIPPINGInsight brand.”

“The center of gravity for our industry is shifting to understanding and integrating technology into shipping operations,” said Lyden-Kluss. “SHIPPINGInsight has developed a unique multi-faceted platform for supporting the maritime industry in achieving operational excellence and financial efficiency. This is a competency that must be mastered by our industry to further its value proposition to global society, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with a group that perceives the needs of the industry and works to meet them.”

“Since we started the SHIPPINGInsight business in 2012, the annual event has consistently grown by over 25 percent annually. We had nearly 250 delegates from 10 countries participating in last year’s conference,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Frank Soccoli. “Our formula for success is to establish a collaborative atmosphere where shipping companies and the technology community can engage, both in formal presentations and informal networking.”

About SHIPPINGInsight

SHIPPINGInsight is co-owned and produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy, and Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com